3/9 Henry Farrell: Dark Leviathan: The Failure of Silk Road’s Libertarian Utopia

March 9, 2015

George Washington University Professor, Henry Farrell, explains the role of Tor browser by human rights activists, civil libertarians and criminal organizations. Criminal subcultures and trust. Why Libertarian utopias fail in real life and real markets. The story of Silk Road’s ‘Dread Pirate Roberts’ (Ross Ulbricht) and how is his Libertarian politics, drug dealing and attempted murder brought down Silk Road. drug empire and the collapse of Silk Road’s Libertarian fantasy. How do you find a trust worthy source for stolen credit cards? Also why Libertarians are ignoring the Silk Road failure.

On The Fun Half: a video of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma sing an incredibly racist song, the first cop on the scene of the Michael Brown killing by Darren Wilson was one of the cops who sent racist emails. 47 Republican Senators send a shockingly stupid and probably unconstitutional letter to the leadership of Iran. Scott Walker continues his war on working people in Wisconsin. And your calls and IMs.

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